During LightSpeed’s recent user conference, Accelerate II, it unveiled a new initiative designed to give recognition to the hard-working men and women in the warehouses of vending operators. Using G&J Sales Representatives to nominate one warehouse from each of their territories. The company then used productivity metrics to narrow the field to 3 Finalists – Automatic Chef, All Star Services and M&M Sales. A panel of seven judges then visited each branch, reviewed their operations and cast their votes for the winner. LightSpeed is proud to announce that M&M Sales in Lafayette LA as the inaugural winner of the award.
“We are very proud to have been recognized by our industry peers for our part in creating a warehouse where technology and hardworking people combine to produce a highly effective and efficient warehouse process,” said Lauren Harris of M&M. “We are also grateful to LightSpeed for making a $5,000 donation to Acadiana Food Hub on our behalf. Acadiana Food Hub supports the local food economy by bridging the gap between farmers and markets so that consumers have access to local produce. It also supports and promotes Louisiana’s unique culinary culture though its food business incubators.”
David Marler, VP of Sales & Marketing at LightSpeed said, “In addition to providing long overdue recognition to warehouse employees, we wanted to continue our philanthropic project and donated $5,000 to the winner as well as a $2,500 donation to the charity of each of the other finalist. We also want to thank our judges Thad Drum, Evan Jarecki, Steve & Patty Closser, John Hickey, Damon Costner and Neil Swindale. They were integral pieces of the process and each of them brought a unique view point to the selection process.”
LightSpeed Automation is an industry leader in operational automation. Their FastTrack and Xpress Mobile systems currently operate in several hundred locations worldwide. Learn more at www.lightspeedautomation.com.